Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry can often become a forgotten face at the club because despite making his debut back in 2012, he hasn’t really progressed much over the last four years!
Gnabry’s 2012-13 campaign was a short one, but he made more of an impression in the 2013-2014 season, especially in an away game against Swansea in which he opening his goalscoring tally at Arsenal. The issue is that he has never proven to have such a consistent impact, like Iwobi has for example, during his time at the club. Gnabry has featured in a total of 10 Premier League games for Arsenal in four years and although he spent half a year at West Brom on loan, he only featured once before returning to Arsenal, where he didn’t make a single appearance. ...........Read more
If you haven’t already heard the breaking news today, Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez has been spotted in London today, ahead of a potential big money move to the capital. Arsenal have been linked with the PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR for a number of weeks now, in a rumoured deal of around £40 million. The report of Mahrez being in London today therefore obviously excited Arsenal fans, however there is one piece of disappointing news… Mahrez has been spotted at the Chelsea team hotel, where Chelsea’s current boss Conte, is also present. ...........Read more
It could have been worse for Arsenal I suppose, but you have to admit that losing another central defender in the final game of pre-season, especially in injury time which they do not usually play in these friendly games, is just about typical of our terrible luck.
So despite Gabriel himself posting a positive sounding update on Instagram, reported here at Just Arsenal earlier, it appears that the Brazilian may have been a little too positive as BBC Sport have reported that our player is going to miss about the first two months of the season. ...........Read more
A bit of a convoluted bit of Arsenal transfer gossip this, but if the roundabout way of it helps Arsenal to complete the signing of our defensive transfer target Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia then I do not really care too much how it gets done, as long as it gets done as soon as possible.
I would have liked the Gunners to show some real ambition in the market and at least challenge Pep Guardiola’s Man City for the talented young Everton and England centre back John Stones, but it was always a bit of a long shot and with Sky Sports reporting that City are paying almost £50 million for him you know that Arsene Wenger was never going to match that. ...........Read more
I am not sure exactly what the Arsenal and Brazil international defender Gabriel thinks is bad news, but maybe he is just glad that the ankle problem he picked up in the dying seconds of our pre-season win over Manchester City is not as long term as the knee problem affecting his Arsenal teammate Per Mertesacker.
Earlier today Gabriel seemed to suggest there was good news about his injury, as he took to scoial media to say that he was feeling better and it was not a big problem. Maybe not as big as Mertesacker’s reported five months on the sidelines I suppose, but BBC Sport have reported that the Brazilian is going to miss 6-8 weeks, so I would say that is pretty bad wouldn’t you? ...........Read more
Here we all are still waiting for Arsene Wenger to sign another striker, with Arsenal having to rely on either the unpredictable Theo Walcott or the inexperienced Chuba Akpom to lead the line against Liverpool at the weekend. It remains to be seen whether another forward arrives before the transfer window shuts but we have already been linked with a number of quality front men, to no avail.
One of these was the Swedish international star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has since joined the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United, impressing so far and scoring the winning goal as United beat Leicester City in the Community Shield yesterday. ...........Read more
There are quite a few ifs to this particular piece of Arsenal transfer news. If the Lyon and France forward Alexandre Lacazette is the number one transfer target for the Gunners is the main one and after that we do not know if Arsene Wenger is prepared to improve on the offer of around £30 million that the striker’s French club have already turned down.
If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then Arsenal fans could still be disappointed as Lacazette picked up what could turn out to be a transfer scuppering hip injury in the French version of the Community Shield, called the Trophee Des Champions at the weekend. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger was already aware that he would be missing quite a few of his key players when Arsenal kick off the new Premier League season against Liverpool next weekend. Because of their prolonged involvement at Euro 2016 with Wales, Germany and France, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud were due to come back to London Colney too late to feature in that first game. ...........Read more
Gazidis and Wenger have been discussing transfers with the media an awful lot in recent weeks, perhaps it’s because we are all starting to get on their backs about what exactly is going on!
Whilst Wenger disagreed with Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis last week about Arsenal being ready for the season on the transfer front, it seems that Gazidis now wants to have his say about Arsenal’s spending plans, in a bid that is sure to frustrate Arsenal fans even more. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger spoke a little bit the other day about the young Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem, and while the manager clearly thinks that the talented 19-year old has a bright future ahead of him, he also suggested that the German born USA international is perhaps still not ready for the Arsenal first team and the rigours of the Premier League and top level football.
Metro reported him saying, ‘I think he’s a player who has quality, top quality,’ said Wenger.
‘He might be a bit longer to mature because he is a little bit behind on the body structure. ...........Read more